Golden Syrup Flapjacks - Blondies Bakes

Golden Syrup Flapjacks

Simple Syrup Flapjack

Yummy golden syrup flapjacks are easier than you think. No matter your baking experience, this four ingredient, easy to follow recipe will get you serving up mouth-watering flapjacks in no time. The hardest part is not eating the mix while you are making! 

Recipe overview

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Effort: Minimal
Serves: Makes 16 small squares


  • 225g butter
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 150g golden syrup
  • 425g porridge oats
  • (optional - pinch of cinnamon)

For the drizzle:

  • 110g melted milk chocolate


  • 20 x 20cm baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Large mixing bowls
  • Large pan 
  • Stirring spoon


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a 20 x 20cm baking tray (use butter or parchment paper).
  • Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan on a low heat.
  • Once the sugar has fully dissolved, remove from the heat and fold in the oats. You can add to the depth of flavour by pinching in a little cinnamon.
  • Stir until the oats are fully coated.
  • Place the mixture in the lined baking tray, making sure you get into the corners, and press down with a spoon.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let the flapjacks cool completely and remove from the baking tray.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over boiling water and drizzle. 
  • Cut into pieces and serve.  

    Chef’s Note:

    • You'll know when your flapjacks are ready as the outer edges will start to turn brown but the inner will be soft and have a slight wobble like a firm jelly.

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